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Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents Diversity Experience Training, November 18

This session is designed to introduce Pitt faculty, student, and staff participants to the transformative model of Intergroup Dialogue and to support participants in gaining courage to have uncomfortable conversations through the creation of safe spaces that deepen relationships within and across social identities in meaningful ways.

Harvard Sociologist William Julius Wilson Discusses Segregation, Unemployment, and Discrimination, October 19

The Dietrich School's Department of Africana Studies presents William Julius Wilson, one of the nation's most accomplished and looked-to analysts of race, inequality, and poverty, on October 19, at 6:30 p.m. in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

"From Birmingham to Black Lives Matter," an Open Door Project Panel Presentation, October 20

Join a multidisciplinary panel of Dietrich School experts to explore the Black Lives Matter movement within the broader historical context of Civil Rights in America, Thursday, October 20 from 3-5 p.m. in 501 CL.

Bellet Award Nominations Accepted October 1-31

The Tina and David Bellet Teaching Excellence Awards recognize outstanding and innovative teaching in undergraduate studies in the Dietrich School. Students and faculty are encouraged to submit nominations between October 1 and 31

Dietrich School Invites Nominations for Ampco-Pittsburgh Advising Prize, October 1-31

The Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences will accept nominations for the Ampco-Pittsburgh Prize for Excellence in Advising from October 1-31. This annual award recognizes outstanding faculty academic advising of Dietrich School undergraduate students.

Dietrich School Open Door Project Presents, "How to Be a Muslim Ally," October 12

The Dietrich School Open Door Project invites the entire Pitt community to attend "How to Be a Muslim Ally," presented by The Islamic Center of Pittsburgh on Wednesday, October 12, from 3 - 5 p.m. in the University Club, Ballroom B.

Dietrich School Professor Awarded Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize

English Professor Lynn Emanuel has been awarded the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets. The honor recognizes the most outstanding book of poetry published in the United States in the previous calendar year and carries a $25,000 award. The prize was awarded for Emanuel’s most recent book of poetry The Nerve of It: Poems New and Selected.

Dietrich School Kicks Off New Initiative with September 15 Panel Discussion on Election Year Rhetoric

Pittsburgh City Councilman Dan Gilman joins a panel of Dietrich School faculty experts to discuss “Election Year Rhetoric: Vitriol, Violence, and Voter Anxiety," on Thursday, September 15. The event is the first "Third Thursday" presentation sponsored by the Dietrich School's new diversity and inclusion initiative, the Open Door Project.

Dietrich School Professor Named Co-editor of AJS Review

Adam Shear, director of the Dietrich School's Jewish Studies Program and associate professor in the Department of Religious Studies, has been named one of two editors of the Association for Jewish Studies’ AJS Review, published by Cambridge University Press.

Dietrich School Professor Recognized by American Council for Polish Culture

On August 13, the American Council for Polish Culture presented the Distinguished Service Award to Oscar E. Swan, professor in the Dietrich School's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and director of the Russian and East European Summer Language Institute.

Dietrich School Faculty Member Receives NEH Grant

The National Endowment for the Humanities’ Office of Digital Humanities has awarded one of four Institutes for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities grants to David J. Birnbaum, professor in and the chair of the Dietrich School's Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Dietrich School Faculty Member Appointed to National Advisory Committee on Physical Activity

Two Pitt faculty members, including the Dietrich School's Kirk I. Erickson, have been appointed to the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Advisory Committee by U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell. The committee is charged with developing federal recommendations on the amount, intensity, and types of physical activity needed for Americans’ healthy lifestyles.

Dietrich School Researchers Discover Mechanism Behind Halogenation Process in New Enzyme

Building upon its earlier discovery of a new halogenation enzyme, WelO5, a Pitt-led team of researchers has uncovered the molecular basis for the biohalogenation, creating a new “toolbox” for biochemists working with protein biocatalysis for important applications in pharmaceutical and agricultural industries.

Dietrich School Students: Your Voices Matter. Complete the SERU Survey and Share Your Thoughts.

Dietrich School undergraduates are invited to share their thoughts and impressions about Pitt and their education through the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) survey. The survey closes June 15--complete it and be eligible for great prizes, including an iPad Mini.

Center for African American Poetry and Poetics Celebrates Cave Canem, June 19

Poets Duriel E. Harris, Tyehimba Jess, Camille Rankine, and Danez Smith are part of a June 19 celebration of 20 years of Cave Canem, which has served as a home for Black poetry since 1996. The event is hosted by Pitt’s Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) and will be held at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.